Tips on How to Best Identify a Hair Scam

Although the hair loss industry generates worldwide revenues of several billion US dollars, there seem to be only a few options proven to deliver measurable results. One such option is hair transplantation. Hair transplant surgery alone is estimated to make revenues of three billion dollars from the nearly 300,000 hair transplants that are expected to be performed around the world this year. In addition to that, there are billions of dollars to be made annually from the sales of diverse hair loss products. But how many of them really work? One would not be exaggerating to suggest that 90% of all non-surgical, hair loss treatments are a scam. Having said that, billions of dollars are spent every year wastefully on useless rubbish. One thing is wasting money and the other no less important thing is losing the battle against time while the hair loss continues to advance, most likely becoming irreversible. But how can you tell which treatment is a waste of time and money without trying it out?

Once you have pinpointed the product you are considering trying, check the independent consumer reviews to get a basic understanding of its effectiveness. Do not use testimonials at the manufacturer’s website, they are most likely fake. It is best-advised to use references from large independent websites such as Folica, Amazon, GreyHairLoss or RateItAll and crosscheck with reviews at various hair loss forums. Since it is difficult to recognise right away who is telling the truth and who is cheating, you will need to come back and check again here once you have done your research and gained a better understanding of the product and its individual components.

As a second step, you should look at the composition of the remedy you are considering buying. If you cannot find the list of individual active substances, ask the manufacturer to provide it. If they fail to provide you the required breakdown, consider it a scam. You need to check the stories behind active substances and if you wish to get a really good insight into their science, you must verify references to clinical trials and peer studies. This is probably the most difficult and the most time-consuming part of this job.

The third thing you will need to do is to check the manufacturer’s claims of effectiveness. If they sound unsubstantiated and too good to be true or the before and after pictures look unrealistic, be careful. And lastly, if the product you are looking at is promoted on the web, as most of them these days are, check on the site and in the whois directory who is behind the website promoting it. If the name of the owner is hidden behind a whois guard, apply a deep discount to your valuation. Any person or company that truly believes in its product will be proud to have its name and address attached to that product.

Though these tips may not be completely exhaustive, they should help you in assessing the potential of the hair loss product you are considering buying and might save you frustration with wasting time and money on useless rubbish. If you have tried certain hair loss products already and want to share you experience, there are several places where you can have your word spread and heard by other hair loss sufferers, such as the aforementioned Amazon, Folica, GreyHairLoss and RateItAll, to name just a few.